Best Practice Awards

Each year, The Balm In Gilead, Inc. recognizes congregations from across the United States with a Best Practice Award during the annual Healthy Churches 2030 conference. We select the awardees based upon their exceptional efforts to raise health awareness and to improve health outcomes among their church members and wider community.


  • Recognition will showcase the church’s dedication to their surrounding community’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health!
  • Recognition promotes opportunities for local, regional and national funding for your faith-based health promotion programs.
  • Recognition promotes opportunities to partner with other like-minded congregations and local public health organizations to do greater work for your members and community.
  • Recognition includes receiving the elegant Healthy Churches 2030 Best Practice Crystal Award that the church can proudly display.


  • Often church leadership is so focused on doing the work that they forget to celebrate their wins! Your nomination will provide a well-deserved honor for their hard work.
  • Helping your church highlight their community programs will attract more community members to the congregation.
  • Highlighting the church’s health and wellness programs will help more members of the community get the health information that they so greatly need.

Is your church doing outstanding work? Let us know!

Nominated churches can be large or small, urban or rural, denominational or independent.

Even if your church does not have a formalized health ministry, we want to hear from you!

You can also nominate a church even if you are not a member of the church.

Share with us how your nominee is having a positive impact on the health profile of its members and/or neighbors.